Pumpkins! You cannot have fall decor without pumpkins, just the way it is. Add in a leaf or two and you have what I call fall decorating perfection. I made this DIY pumpkin craft, simple project for fall and the cutout leaves make this really stand out. It is like carving pumpkins, but with craft ones… which means these will work year after year without having to do the work again. Also, no icky and gooey pumpkin guts to deal with for this one!
I have some big time DIY and home improvement projects coming up soon around here. I will be sharing the basement plans as well as discuss other room plans, but we can’t all do renovations 24/7 no matter how antsy I am! When I have the need to create something, I get to crafting. With fall officially here pumpkins are the number one choice for crafting.
This project needs two craft pumpkins, I chose gray as a little variation on the traditional pumpkin. I also printed out a leaf.
Cut the leaf out.
Add some tape to the back.
Stick the leaf in the center of the pumpkin, then trace around the paper leaf. I was able to trace it completely without having the leaf be fully attached to the pumpkin. Which will help in removing the leaf.
I have two large leaves on the pumpkins!
I used a wood carving tool for this portion, but a knife will work the same. Run the blade along the leaf line. The pumpkins I have are hollow which makes this be a pretty easy process.
Once all was cut out.
I just had to push in certain spots to begin having the leaf come out of the pumpkin.
Loving how this looks!
This DIY pumpkin craft was done in just a few minutes! Talk about quick and easy crafting! I had planned to spray paint the interior of the pumpkins white, but I was happily surprised to see the interior already had a white finish on it. Saved me one tiny step.
I added a few fake leaves purchased from the dollar store, and a small flame less candle.
These glow so pretty at night!
Seriously, I am loving all of the DIY pumpkin craft, simple projects for fall. With the leaf in the center it really adds such a nice touch.
I could not decide where I wanted this to go, I put them on my fall front porch and loved them there.
These would be great to have lining a walk way for Halloween, or even glowing for a magical fall tablescape.
With my fall front porch I went with a traditionally fall feel, with lots of orange and pumpkins. These are traditional but still feel fresh because of the gray exterior and white interior.
Ok, which place do they work better? On my front porch or inside my fall decorated home?
With this DIY pumpkin craft, simple project for fall I feel weird calling it a tutorial because it was so easy. But, that is what crafting is all about. Sometimes I share detailed tile how to’s, room makeover or simple ways to decorate a pumpkin with a leaf cutout. Just how it works around here!
I do have hopes that with school back in session, us finally having our new normal down for the school year I can get to making some progress on my wish list of spaces to finish up. On the list is the basement, laundry room, dining room, a few new additions to the living room, and talk of some big time renovations for the kitchen. So many ideas, so little time, skill, money… I could go on… For now these simple and easy crafts like this DIY pumpkin craft, simple project for fall is what keeps me feeling creative and productive in between the big-time projects. Also, the holiday season is the best time to make crafts, I am always making a ton of new smaller decor items for this time of year!
Have you done any pumpkin crafts lately? If so leave me a link in the comments to check it out or tag me on social media, I would love to see them!